Three suspects have been identified by French authorities in the brutal terror attack at the headquarters of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in central Paris.
The three attackers have been identified as Said Kouachi, 34, Cherif Kouachi, 32, and Hamyd Mourad, 18, AP reported citing French police.
This is the deadliest terror attack in France in 20 years. In 1995 bombings that killed 8 people. Those bombings were carried out by The Armed Islamic Group. That group is an Algerian Islamic group wanting to overthrow the Algerian government.
The two suspects Said Kouachi and Cherif Kouachi are reportedly brothers and are Franco/Algerians who came back from Syria this summer. That part of the story is worthy of deeper investigation. As we have extensively reported the U.S., Saudi’s, Jordan, Qatar and Israel have used special forces to train large numbers of jihadists in Syria to help with the over-throw of Assad.
Analysts have said that this attack was carried out by men who had formal military training and was carried out by men who acted like a “special forces unit”.
At least 12 people have been killed after gunmen opened fire around 8:30 AM Paris time.